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Vespula austriaca - Vespula infernalis - female

Vespula austriaca - Vespula infernalis - Female
Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Sifting Lake Trail, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
July 10, 2002
Size: Wing length 12.0–13.0 mm
Image reproduced from Identification Atlas of Northeastern Nearctic Vespidae (1) in order to fill existing gap on Bugguide. Further images can be found there. Specimen deposited in the University of Guelph Insect Collection, Guelph, Ontario.